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Historic Downtown 1888 Bungalow - Winner of Obispo Beautiful Award

Kurt Friedmann

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Kurt Friedmann

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Historic Downtown 1888 Bungalow - Winner of Obispo Beautiful Award

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Best Location in Downtown San Luis Obispo!

Perfectly situated, just two blocks from the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, this charming 1888 garden bungalow will immediately make you feel right at home. Winner of an Obispo Beautiful Award, the bungalow has three comfortable bedrooms with queen beds, a single bedroom / office with an additional daybed, and two bathrooms, providing comfortable accommodation for 7 people.*

Hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceilings, and many antiques adorn the house and give it a special old-world ambiance.

The kitchen has all modern, stainless-steel appliances and is the perfect setting for cooking and entertaining.

Awaiting you just outside is a garden paradise. Three separate wood and flagstone patios, koi ponds with spectacular waterfalls, a stone fire pit, and hundreds of tropical plants provide a romantic secret-garden setting. The many curved serpentine stone walls all are built at sitting height, making them perfect for sitting in the sun or under a shaded tree.

This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind property centered in the most charming downtown in America.

* The Mission Orchard House is a legal HomeStay certified by the City of San Luis Obispo, certificate # 111989. As of 2/1/15, all short-term rental properties (less than 30 days rental) without a HomeStay TOT permit are illegal to rent. As required by the City of San Luis Obispo, the owner of the property is the primary resident, resides in a separate residence at the rear of the property, and is immediately available to respond to the needs of renters and neighbors.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kurt Friedmann (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Kurt Friedmann

A life-long resident of San Luis Obispo, I graduated from Cal Poly SLO, traveled worldwide for several years, and discovered that I already lived in paradise! So I never left.

It's great to live in a vacation :o)

Why Kurt Friedmann chose San Luis Obispo

I feel lucky and honored to have purchased this unique property from the family that originally owned it since 1888. So, in 125 years, I am the second owner, have lived here for 30 years, and intend to keep the property throughout my lifetime.

Rich in history, the house has a calming, old-world ambiance and presence that immediately made me feel at home.

As a student at Cal Poly, I rented this property (along with a host of roommates) while attending university. After graduating, I asked the owners if someday I could buy it from them. The answer always was, 'We want to keep it in the family.' Then one day, the daughter of the man who built the property came to me and said, 'we've decided that you are family.'

Upon purchasing the property, I made two promises to the owner, 1) make it beautiful so it will never be torn down and turned into condos and 2) always have lots of friends and family over because the house had forever been a place of many friends, laughs, and good times.

Keeping both promises, the house was beautifully remodeled in 1998 and continues to be a gathering place for fun with friends / family and weekly dinner parties.

So relax and enjoy...you're among family here at the Peach Street 1888 Bungalow!

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was perfect in every way. Incredible gardens, beautiful interior, amazing kitchen for preparing meals. Beyond expectations!
Aug 2012
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Historic Downtown 1888 Bungalow - Winner of Obispo Beautiful Award
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Darling property!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I are Cal Poly alumni so we were looking for a place where we could spend the weekend together. This was the perfect spot. The house is beautiful and the backyard is huge and perfectly landscaped. We were very comfortable as there were five available beds. The house is a super easy walk to the main streets downtown and all the great restaurants we wanted to visit. I would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sacramento
5

Great Location, impeccable property

  • 5 of 5

Had the most amazing trip to SLO in the best VRBO I've rented. The big plus of the property is the location..walking distance to all the downtown shops and restaurants. The actual property is impeccable..everything updated and modern, each room is beautifully decorated, the beds are wonderfully comfortable, the backyard is gorgeous and perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing. The upstairs room is like it's own apartment..plenty of room if you needed more space..and a big screen TV upstairs that is perfect for an afternoon of movies and relaxing. We were able to rent movies using the Roku by accessing our Amazon account and it was simple. And Kurt was literally the perfect host..there when you needed him yet inconspicuous at the same time..Would have loved to spend more time with him actually! Thrilled to have found this place and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Cannot say enough great things!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many VRBO properties. This was by far the very best!

The home is charming, comfortable, and utterly updated: from the toaster oven to the washer and dryer to the spectacular kitchen, every appliance and utensil is of absolutely top quality. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the linens and blankets were top drawer, there was plenty of room (we had five people at our peak, and we could have easily had more), and the home was spotlessly clean.

The location was perfect. Easy to find -- just a block off of the 101 exit -- and a three-block walk to everything that downtown San Luis Obispo has to offer, which is actually a lot: great restaurants, interesting shops, and three (yes, three!) movie theaters. SLO (it was our first visit) was incredibly relaxing and easy. I haven't traveled enough to know if it's truly the Happiest Place in the USA (SLO's motto), but the people could not possibly have been friendlier. The house is also a great jumping off spot for hikes up the many great mountains (including the "nine sisters" -- formerly volcanic peaks that dot the area) and superb beaches and beach towns like Avila and Morrow Bay, which are only about 15 minutes away. And the Hearst Castle is only an hour north -- and well worth the visit, assuming it's a day that allows a clear view.

Kurt was the perfect host: utterly attentive and completely respectful of our privacy. He helped us with whatever need we had, including (unfortunately) having to visit the local urgent care facility. For any question we had, Kurt responded immediately. But he left us alone. Unlike some VRBO rentals, there wasn't a long list of do's and don't's. Simply a great house that he trusted us to treat well.

If you want the perfect place for exploring the Central Coast, you couldn't do any better than this rental. We plan to come back ourselves. Thank you, Kurt!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!!! It was such a pleasure having you at the Mission Orchard Bungalow. Please come back any time. You'll always be welcome! Kurt
Carlsbad
5

Perfect get away that is close to downtown but very quite.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect balance of a very old and lovely house that has been made new. It has everything included:

- Wi-Fi (high speed),

- Pandora and Netflix / crackle

- a kitchen with all the things you would need for a large (15 people plus) group including a large stock pot, crock pot, toaster oven, Cuisinart, confection oven chaffing dishes, etc.,

- sections: We were there for pleasure but I could image a company renting the house because there are three separate sections that could be used for break out sessions.

- Great patio area that has a lovely outdoor couch.

- Kurt: Was so helpful and thoughtful. I noticed he had a skateboard and the the next thing I know I am out skating.

- Towels / blankets / paper towels / toilet paper all with extra located where you can find them.

Can't say enough about the hospitality shown by Kurt.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northern California
5

The closest thing to HOME there is

  • 5 of 5

Seriously the best VRBO experience yet! Kurt made every effort to ensure that my family and some local guests felt welcomed and taken care of every single day of our stay. The home is immaculate and is lacking for nothing! We had many evenings on the back patio with Thanksgiving crowds and this home, combined with Kurt's passion for making the stay perfect gave us a week to remember :)

The kitchen is FULLY stocked (who has chafing dishes when you need them? Kurt!) The patio is seriously right out of a magazine and the beds made me want to not come home to mine!

Thank you Kurt for welcoming my family with open arms. The care and love you put in to your home is evident at every turn. Cannot WAIT to come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Everything we had hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

The Mission Orchard Bungalow was the ideal place to call home for our family wedding weekend in SLO. We needed a retreat for our family of 3, my sister and her husband, and our 89 year old father, that would be comfortable for us all, and we could not have made a better choice. The interior of the home was beautifully appointed, warm and inviting; and the yard was a paradise for relaxation. Kurt was an attentive charming host who took the time to make sure our stay was nothing less than perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Best location in San Luis Obispo. Just two blocks from the historic Old Mission in the center of downtown, the property is walking distance to anything downtown. The Mission Orchard House is a legal, certified HomeStay by the City of San Luis Obispo - Certificate # 111989

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$480
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
$6,800
 
 
Cal Poly Graduation
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$480
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
$6,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maximum occupancy is for long term rentals of longer than 30 days. Short term rentals are subject to the City of San Luis Obispo's HomeStay ordinance, pursuant to code 3.04.060. The Mission Orchard Bungalow is a certified HomeStay as defined by the City of San Luis Obispo. Certificate #111989

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